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Music is my main motivation…

People will, sometimes, get asked why they decided to go into their chosen profession. The answers can vary greatly from ‘well I always had a passion for…’ to, ‘actually, I just fell into it by accident…’ For me, one of my reasons for entering the field of graphic...

I’m sorry, I just don’t want to work with you…

With the recent furore over a footballer recently, and his inability to play for a lower league club because some of the supporters 'mildly objected' to his potential signing due to his conviction for rape, I got thinking a little. How much do you really know who you...

2015, The Year of the Designer

So a new year is here at last and, following on from the food fest and drink binges of the holiday season, we will again start to focus on our means of employment and the world we truly inhabit. For me, as it is for so many others, that is a world of pixels and apps;...

Support lonely designers this Christmas…

It’s always at this time of year, where we give ourselves a false sense of charitable spirit by spending obscene amounts of money on unwanted gifts for ungrateful relatives and friends. We all keep up the meaningless and unemotional facade of being happy with our new...

Design, money, clients and morals.

We have all been there, quite probably, even the non-designers out there that may be reading this. Working for a company or a client that you might think are, ethically, not completely sound. This may not mean that the company is corrupt, but that the person that we...

Graphic Design: It’s in my soul

How do you become a Graphic Designer? It’s a question I have been asked a number of times, along with why did you become a designer, and what software do I need to torrent to be a designer… The answer tends to differ depending on my mood, how late I have been working,...

Print or digital. That is not the question.

I am approaching my [CENSORED] birthday this weekend, and so I thought that it would be a good idea to reflect on how graphic design has changed since I first started way back in the early 90s (dammit, that’s given it away a bit now…). More specifically, how it has...